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Exercising the Ecological Imagination Representing the Futur

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Samantha Casselli

on 4 February 2014

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Transcript of Exercising the Ecological Imagination Representing the Futur

Exercising the Ecological Imagination: Representing the
Future Place
- Joy Bertling

Mapping and Researching Place
Students connect their cultural and personal experiences to map out an important place in the community (key locations)
Helps students understand cultural aspects of geography
Research to familiarize with the chosen place
Ecological imagination is needed in place-based art

Students envision better ecological features of places in the community through interest, research, mapping, and design
"As relationships form between students and place. Students exercise their ecological imagination emphasizing with place to expand their knowledge to the world around them."
Studying Art Representing Alternatives of Place

Manifest Destiny
Global Warming in New York
The Farm
Concepts of Evolution
What is place-based art education???

Place-based refers to a local community. This type of art education situates learning directly in the realm of community and environment.

Drawing The Future of Place
Alexis Rockman: contemporary artist with realistic detailed paintings of place addressing consequences of human actions on the enviornment
Students imagine alternative ecological features for chosen place in the community
Teacher invites community members from local organizations who are dedicated to the "green initiative" to speak to the class
Students use what they know in art to create their alternative ecological place
Article Outline
The article is centralized around the idea of place-based art education in a group of 6th 7th and 8th graders who are working toward expanding their ecological imagination.
The process
1. Studying art representing alternatives of place
2. Mapping and researching place
3. Drawing the future of place
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